On Demand Webinar3(D)entistry roadmap: Paradigm shift ahead
Dr. Michael Young
Planmeca PlanScan is a digital impression scanner for ultra-fast, powder-free 3D scanning. The quick and accurate scanner provides real-time digital impressions from one-tooth to full-arch scans. The open STL data output means that the scanned data can be sent to any dental lab for CAD work. Planmeca PlanScan is the first dental unit integrated impression scanner. Alternatively, it is available as a standalone version and can be connected e.g. to a laptop.
Planmeca also offers dentists a new open CAD software suite for easy 3D design. Planmeca PlanCAD Easy is integrated in the Planmeca Romexis software and is a perfect tool for designing prosthetic works from individual inlays to full-arch bridges and abutments.
The ready design can then be sent to Planmeca PlanMill 40, a new milling unit targeted for dentists and designed for glass ceramic and other material works. The 4-axis milling unit is quick and accurate.
For dental laboratories, Planmeca offers Planmeca PlanScan Lab, a fast and maintenance-free desktop lab scanner for scanning plaster casts. The design phase is done in the open Planmeca PlanCAD Premium lab software, after which the ready design is sent to Planmeca PlanMill 50, an accurate 5-axis milling machine designed for dental labs.
Alternatively, the laboratory can order fast and reliable milling services from Planmeca’s CAD/CAM milling centre PlanEasyMill, which offers a wide range of materials and fast deliveries.
“Our CAD/CAM solutions are truly unique, as the system is completely open and flexible”, explains Mr Jukka Kanerva, Director of Dental care units and CAD/CAM division at Planmeca Oy. “Dentists and laboratories can choose either the entire solution and benefit from the integrated workflow, or just pick the necessary parts and send the open data to their partners. This is truly digital perfection.”